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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Dwain Powell

Dwain Powell

Vice President, Port Community System Operator
Port Authority of Jamaica


Mr. Powell is currently the Vice President – Port Community System Operator at the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ). He has been leading a national strategic project for Jamaica since April 2012 at the PAJ, whereby a Port Community System has been implemented and operationalized for Jamaica.

He was formerly the Director – Information Management Unit at the Jamaica Customs Department 2009 – 2012 where he was responsible for providing full Information Communications Technology support to all Customs locations within Jamaica.

He currently interacts on an ongoing basis with Private Sector, Governmental and Multilateral Agencies with respect to strategies and plans for improving the Cargo Trade and Logistics within Jamaica, thus ultimately improving the Doing Business landscape.

He holds a Certificate in Project Management from UWI, Customs Risk Management Certification from the CEDDET Foundation, a B.Sc. in Computer Studies and Business Management from the University of Technology, and a MBA from the University of the New Orleans.